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I noticed some packages provided by homebrew-cask uses a url of the latest version and a version number of "latest" such as dropbox and chrome. Thus they will never be upgraded with brew upgrade. Is there any simple way to update such packages using homebrew-cask?

And if I call brew cask install dropbox again, it shows there already exist some cache of old version, which I feel so dumb.

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have you tried brew update –  Greg Nov 17 '13 at 8:08

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Try this command:

brew cask install dropbox --force --download

Please consider logging a bug over at homebrew-cask about your concerns with updating this kind of cask.

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github.com/phinze/homebrew-cask/issues/309, still in discussion –  xgdgsc Jan 22 '14 at 11:01

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